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juxtaposition

the fact of two things being seen or placed together with contrasting effect

2

indictment

a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime

3

tenous

very weak or slight

4

dogma

a set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrouvertibility true

5

incontrouvertibility

not able to be denied or disputed

6

happenstance

coincidence

7

unerring

always right or accurate

8

congeries

a disorderly collection

9

aperçu

a comment or brief reference which makes an illuminating or entertaining point

10

muckraking

the action of searching out and publicizing scandal about famous people

11

indignant

feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment

12

hew

(verb) conform or adhere

13

conform

commply with rules, standards, or laws

14

assimilate

1) take in and understand fully
2) regard as similar

15

defamation

the action of damaging the good reputation of someone. "slander" or "libel"

16

harp on

talk or write presistently

17

subversive

a subversive person; terrorist

18

symposium

a conference or a meeting that discuss a particular subject

19

allude

hint at

20

retrograde

1) moving backward
2) a degenerate person

21

derogatory

showing disrespectful attitude

22

horde

a derogatory large group of people

23

tête-à-tête

a private conversation between two people

24

chauvinism

exaggerated or aggressive patriotism

25

eschew

deliberatly avoid using, abstain from

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virulent

bitterly hostile